Unit Meetings – Safety First!

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Muskingum Valley Council is putting safety first in all decision-making regarding programming at the Council, District and Unit level.
Now that many of the Covid -19 related restrictions are lifting, units are now able to begin meeting again in-person provided they have the approval of their Charter Organization and follow the following guidelines:

Units are permitted to hold in-person meetings with 10 or fewer members in a group setting.

Multiple groups of 10 may meet at the same time in the same location, but each group of 10 should remain independent of one another and the groups should not intermingle adults or youth members within those groups.

Units must receive approval from their chartering organization to begin meeting.

Proper Social Distancing should be practiced by all those in attendance at meetings. At least a 6-foot distance between all individuals who are not immediate family members.

Leaders and Scouts should wear face coverings any time they are unable to maintain social distancing.

Proper sanitizing measures (hand sanitizer, surface cleaner, soap and water) and handwashing should be available and encouraged.

Prior to attending any in-person meetings, parents should self-screen themselves and their Scouts:

  • Temperatures should be taken. If a temperature screening is 100 degrees or more, you should not attend any Scouting function.
  • If you, or anyone in your family has been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 within two weeks of your meeting, you should not attend any Scouting functions.

And remember – all Youth Protection policies and two-deep leadership policies should be followed to ensure the continued safety of our youth members.

If you have any questions contact the Scouting Resource Center at:


New Membership Fees Announced

We have confirmed the following updated membership fees for 2020:

(Reminder:  In addition to these national fees, rechartering youth and adults also pay a $3.00 Council Service Fee.  This fee helps provide accident and sickness insurance for members during Scouting activities.  Total due at recharter will be $69 per youth and $45 per adult.)

Leaders and Parents;

Today the President of the United States recommended against gatherings of more than 10 people.  This effectively shuts down most Scouting activities.  The Muskingum Valley Council recommends that, beginning today, units stop meeting until further notice.  These restrictions are designed to slow the spread of the covid-19 virus and by adhering to the CDC’s recommendations, we will be protecting our own health as well as others.

The Spring Camporee that was scheduled for April 17-19 is canceled.  We are reaching out to the many organizations involved in hopes of moving the event to our Fall Camporee dates; October 23-25.  This event promises to be exciting, fun and educational – you won’t want to miss it!

For those units participating in the Spring Nut Sale:

The sale dates remain the same, however, we ask that you do not gather your Scouts to collect the money.  We suggest having each family individually drop their orders and payments with your Nut Sale chairperson.  (We cannot delay the collection of orders, or the distribution of the nuts because we have chocolate covered nuts that could melt in warmer weather.)

This situation is unusual and disconcerting, but it will pass, and we will return to normalcy.  I look forward to meeting you on the Scouting trail soon!

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts
of America, in cooperation with community organizations, to provide a
high quality Scouting program which will foster in young people a
commitment to serve God and country, ethical moral character, personal
fitness and good citizenship and also the development of mental
maturity and leadership ability.